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BUSCH GARDENS DEBUTS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL MENU

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2015) – Guests can now explore the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival menu online and prep their palettes for the inaugural spring event debuting on March 7. From comfort classics like bacon mac & cheese to decedent desserts like passion fruit flan, the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival feeds guests’ appetite for adventure with wild flavors for every taste:

  • Gourmet Lodge: Explore the exotic flavors of Gourmet Lodge, featuring duck confit, venison chili and other exciting dishes.
  • Savory Tavern: Tempt taste buds with the rich flavors of Savory Tavern, including coconut shrimp cigars, braised lamb shank and passion fruit flan.
  • Chef’s Plantation: Pan-seared salmon cakes, a griddled cheese cake sandwich and more await your palette at Chef’s Plantation.
  • Coast to Coast Cookery: Flavors of the land and sea come together at Coast to Coast Cookery, featuring hangar steak, bacon-wrapped prawns and more.
  • Field House Eatery: The Field House Eatery is the Festival’s biggest location, offering pan-seared scallops, roasted pork belly and mango éclairs right on Gwazi Field.
  • Southern Station: Southern Station tantalizes taste buds with shrimp & grits, pan-fried cod and beef short rib.
  • Comfort Kitchen: The Comfort Kitchen fuses classics like bacon mac & cheese with contemporary eats like habanero shrimp salad.
  • Light Fare Canteen: Freshen up your palette at the Light Fare Canteen with scallop ceviche and an heirloom tomato & goat cheese salad.
  • Blazin’ Bistro: Blazin’ Bistro breaks out the grill for fire-braised pork chops and jerk chicken sliders.

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival runs from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, March 7 through April 26. Plus, raise your glass to live concerts at 6 p.m. on Gwazi Field. The Festival is included with any pass, Fun Card or daily admission. Food and beverages are available for purchase at an additional fee.

For more event information, including detailed menus and a full list of wine, craft brews and cocktails, visit buschgardens.com. Stay connected and join the conversation by using #corksandcoasters on Busch Gardens’ Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

The one with No Interview

We had lined up ZDT’s to be on the show, but were unable to connect the call.  We are working on getting them back on the show.  We still go over all the news along with some callers this week.

THE HITS CONTINUE AT THE BUSCH GARDENS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

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Tampa, Fla. – Busch Gardens® Tampa keeps the hits coming during the Food & Wine Festival this spring with concerts for every taste. In addition to music superstars Pentatonix, Gavin DeGraw and Fifth Harmony, live concerts include:

  • Saturday, March 7 – Gavin DeGraw
  • Sunday, March 8 – Fifth Harmony
  • NEW! Saturday, March 14 – Kool & The Gang
  • NEW! Sunday, March 15 – Boys Like Girls
  • NEW! Saturday, March 21 – Kenny Rogers
  • Sunday, March 22 – Pentatonix
  • NEW! Saturday, March 28 – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • NEW! Sunday, March 29 – El Gran Combo

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from March 7 through April 26 and is included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission. Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. For more information, visit buschgardens.com.

Be the first to know about new events, special deals and future announcements by following the park’s blog at BuschGardensTampaBlog.com, or “Like” the Busch Gardens Facebook page, and follow @buschgardens on Twitter and Instagram.

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The One with the year in review

Drew and Legend talk about Gwazi closing and the ropes course tragedy before reminiscing on all that was the year 2014.

PRESS RELEASE: BUSCH GARDENS FUN CARD IS BEST VALUE FOR UNLIMITED THRILLS IN 2015

From world-class rollercoasters and Broadway-style entertainment to one-of-a-kind, up-close animal encounters, Busch Gardens® Tampa continues to deliver some of the biggest thrills found anywhere! In 2015, Busch Gardens is taking those thrills and experiences to new levels with brand new events and exciting entertainment.

You can see it all with a 2015 Fun Card, which lets you Pay for a Day, and get now through 2015 FREE! It’s the best value for again-and-again access to all of the amazing thrills Busch Gardens has to offer. Plus, if you buy your 2015 Fun Card now, you can enjoy visiting Busch Gardens for the remainder of 2014 for no additional cost, including Christmas Town™!

Christmas Town: 23 Select Dates, Nov. 28-Dec. 31, 2014

Christmas Town transforms Busch Gardens into a holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas for 23 select dates, Nov. 28 through Dec. 31, 2014. Live entertainment, shopping and more than a million lights will fill guests’ senses with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors, creating a beautiful tradition for families.

Real Music: Jan. 5-March 6

Busch Gardens’ longest running concert series returns Mondays through Fridays from Jan. 5 to March 6 with incredible live music spanning from the 1950s to today, including swing, blues, pop, jazz and rock ‘n roll:

January 5-9                                         Cornell Gunter’s Coasters

January 12-16                                    The Grass Roots

January 19-23                                    Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

January 26-30                                    The Diamonds

February 2-6                                      Fernando Varela

February 9-13                                    The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Terry Myers Salute to Benny Goodman

February 16-20                                  Ricky Nelson Remembered featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson

February 23-27                                  Shirley Jones

March 2-6                                            Exile & Juice Newton

NEW! Food & Wine Festival: Saturdays and Sunday, March 7-April 26

Busch Gardens is introducing some flavor to its event lineup in spring 2015 with the Food & Wine Festival. The park will be tempting taste buds with a variety of Florida-inspired food, wine and live entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays from March 7-April 26. Food and beverage is not included and available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

Wild Days with Jack Hanna: April 18-19

Join “Jungle Jack” Hanna for two days of wild animal shows, autograph signings and special meet-and-greets when he visits Busch Gardens on April 18 and 19. The internationally-known animal expert will share animal facts and his travel tales during animal shows.

Summer Nights: June 27-Aug. 16

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens is back and hotter than ever with an end-of-night show packed with energizing live musicians, singers, dancers and artists from around the world. Their thrilling performance – along with modern music and fire effects – will pump up the crowd every night in Gwazi Park. Adding to the amazing coasters-after-dark lineup, guests dive facedown throughout the night on North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, Falcon’s Fury™.

The 2015 Busch Gardens Fun Card is valid from the date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2015. Prices are $95 for adults and $90 for children ages 3 to 9. Guests can also purchase a SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens Fun Card for $165.  

Fun Cards, annual passes and single-day tickets are available online at buschgardens.com, at the Busch Gardens’ front gate or by calling (888) 800-5447. Performances are included with any Fun Card, annual pass or daily admission and event dates, times and artists are subject to change.

Visit buschgardens.com for more information, or be the first to know about new events, special deals and future announcements by following the park’s blog at BuschGardensTampaBlog.com, or “Like” the Busch Gardens Facebook page, and follow @buschgardens on Twitter and Instagram.

The one with NO BOO

Clint, Legend and Drew are joined by Braedon as they talk about all the Halloween related stuff they have done over the last few weeks.  They also talk about Universal Studios building in Beijing, Busch Gardens Tampa filing permits, Adventure Island building Colossal Curl, and much more.

PRESS RELEASE: COLOSSAL CURL COMING TO ADVENTURE ISLAND IN 2015

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NEW FOR 2015: Hurtle high above Adventure Island® Tampa’s 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun and experience a feeling of weightlessness aboard Colossal Curl™, the park’s newest thrill slide debuting for the 2015 season.

This colorful slide combines funnel and wave elements for an exciting ride that’s sure to get hearts racing. True to its name and holding up to four passengers, this mega slide delivers a high-adrenaline, action-packed adventure, making it the ultimate family thrill slide and adding to the waterpark’s unrivaled combination of corkscrews, waterfalls, high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages.

Be the first to know about new events, special deals and future announcements by following the Busch Gardens’ blog at BuschGardensTampaBlog.com, or “like” the Adventure Island Facebook page and follow @buschgardens on Twitter.

The one with Wet Pants

Another long show for everyone to check out.  Clint talks about meeting Braedon, Kings Dominion Haunt, Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, and being on TV.  Legend and Drew talk about Orlando parks along with the closing of Maelstrom.  We go over some news including a possible 2016 attraction at Busch Gardens Tampa, Pinks Hot Dogs closing at Knotts Berry Farm, more on the fight at Six Flags America, and some news about the Fun Spot Orlando